We leverage our network to source relevant mentor relations for each startup. By truly understanding our startups’ needs, strengths & weaknesses, we can connect them with accomplished entrepreneurs, corporates, and investors.
Susan is XPRIZE’s Senior Director, Stakeholder Relationships where she leads the fundraising efforts with corporations, foundations, governments, and other nonprofit organizations in order to scale impact.
As Managing Director of Major Events at the USTA, Megan is responsible for the promotion, operation, and strategic direction of the USTA’s professional tennis assets.
Rhyan Truett is the Director of Operations at the Sixers Innovation Lab, where she is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Innovation Lab, including consulting, partnership, and portfolio company management.
Jess is a designer and marketer dedicated to making the world a more thoughtfully created place.
Arron is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Calano Funds, a Seed investment firm focused on SaaS, eSports/Sports Tech, and eComm.
Gert is a product and innovation development expert.
Rodrigo is an Olympic medallist with 15 years of experience in international senior sports marketing roles at global companies.
Juan Fernando Santos is Senior Vice President of Brand Experience and Innovation at Tavistock Development where he leads the Marketing, Public Relations, and Resident Activation disciplines.
Simon Heinz is Managing Director of milon CARE GmbH. He is responsible of the product development of milon's B2B and B2C software products.
Growth strategist, advisor, investor, and currently a partner at an early-stage venture capital fund in NY.
Dr Vonda Wright is a double boarded Orthopaedic Sports Surgeon, Author, Researcher and Innovator who serves as a clinical champion for ideators in the biotech, sports innovation and esports environments to develop innovation pipelines.
Four nearly three decades Charles has worked within the context of sports, fashion, and active lifestyle products for leading global brands.
Ayush is a Venture Fellow at Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund.
Hitzelberger has developed a reputation for creating high-performance, winning environments both in the world of sport and the work-place.
Mike Shapiro is the Director of Innovation and Venture Investing at Major League Baseball.
Daniell has spent the better part of a decade leading business development, partnerships & alliances, and strategy at some of the fastest-growing and venture-funded startups in America.
Stefan is the Managing Director at Seven.One Sports GmbH.
Sascha Welters has just started a new adventure and launched the Content Marketing agency Wayne Parker Kent in Germany for the Belgium publisher house Mediahuis as a CEO.
Daniel is serial entrepreneur with extensive knowhow in data driven business and analytics.
Mel spent over 17 years at Nike, leading international marketing teams across running, women’s, soccer/football and training.
Joshua Snyder is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at PowerDMS, a business-to-business software as a service company in Downtown Orlando with 125 employees whose investors include Ballast Point Ventures and Frontier Capital.
As an open water swimmer Thomas Lurz has won two Olympic medals in Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
Kunal is a tech expert and leader with more than 25 years of experience in leading innovation, growth, and digital transformation.
Dana is Principal at Creator Fund (a £2.5M fund focused on investing in deep tech student-founded startups), and leads teams across Cambridge, London, and the North of England.
Jeff Kunowski is the Associate Director of Innovation Programs for Arizona State University's Global Sport Institute and J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute.
Kristin Allen is a two-time World Champion in acrobatic gymnastics and member of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
Kirk Muller is a Stanley Cup-winning former NHL player turned coach.
Louis Foreman is the founder and Chief Executive of Enventys Partners, an integrated product design and engineering firm.
With over 25 years of experience including a Design Director role at Nike Inc, Lead Designer at New Balance, and Innovation Director at Seventh Generation, Stephanie formed HOW AND WHY in 2010, an award-winning consulting studio, working on Visual Brand Language, Product Design, and Innovation Strategy for purpose-driven companies.
Joe Moye has over 30 years of technology leadership and management consulting experience in both the private and public sectors.
Marcel is a specialized Diplom Sport Science Manager and holds UEFA Licence A as a football coach.
Ashley is Senior Principal at Bluestein Ventures, a family-backed venture capital fund that invests in the future of food.
He advises clients in the areas of strategy and corporate growth, digitalization, and M&A, as well as organizational design and recruitment.
Todd has helped hundreds of companies, from startups to the Fortune 100, with various tech projects.
Ben is an experienced Chief Marketing Officer and business advisor, with an enviable track record in delivering growth across a broad range of sectors.
After starting out as a high-performance athlete, Sönke’s professional career continued at the heart of the sports industry by consistently accelerating holistic business development projects for and with some of the most prestigious brands in sports.
Dave brings 20+ years of the media industry and management experience to his role as Founder & Managing Director of Metta Sport, a leading agency in esports strategy, sponsorship, media rights, and distribution.
Christoph Rapp is the International Sales & Retail Manager at ISPO.
Maria Salamanca is a Partner at Unshackled Ventures, a fund that fills a unique space in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, funding teams with immigrant founders at the earliest stage of pre-seed and seed.
Arne has more than 20 years of experience in design and advertising.
Former professional basketball player, participant of the 2008 Olympics, 2x World Championships and 4x European Championships.
Paul Schif is Managing Director of the Laureus Sport for Good Germany & Austria. He is responsible for the promotion of non-profit sports projects.
Federico Cian is a digital entrepreneur and an enthusiastic endurance triathlete.
Michael is a technology leader with over 20 years of experience creating software and hardware solutions that deliver efficiency, enable innovation and drive superior financial results for enterprises worldwide.
Savi Sharma is a multi-talented, versatile female technology leader and management executive fueled by a passion for unleashing human potential.
Nils worked in several projects in the automotive industry and founded his own startup.
With a background in special education and law, John Weaver is an entrepreneur, investor, and startup lawyer.
Poonacha Machaiah is a global leader among a new breed of social entrepreneurs.
Lance Dietz is a Principal at KB Partners, a Chicago-based early-stage venture capital firm that focuses on startups operating at the intersection of sports and technology.
Jeremy is Israel’s only active venture capitalist and professional basketball player, a unique combination for leading a sports tech investment fund.
Hans has more than 20 years of experience in the digital ecosystem.
Rhys Lynn is a California native who traveled the US for a year before settling in Florida with his family.
Vinay Singh is a Managing Director at Anthemis, where he leads Anthemis investments at the intersection of media and financial services.
Etienne is an investor in startups, in the US and in Europe, a mentor for a selection of startup founders, and a partner in Sparkling Partners (a startup studio).
Daryl Nelson is the Director of Organizational Development for the New England Patriots.
David Metcalf is a serial entrepreneur that has launched multiple successful ventures and spinoff companies.
Since leaving the Walt Disney Company as its longest-tenured executive at ESPN Wide World of Sports complex located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Mike is actively involved with 3 sports industry-related businesses.
Leo is part of the IT Advisory Group at Mazars, a leading Audit, Tax, and Consulting firm. He is based in Berlin.
Market-oriented management is his expertise: Dominic Multerer orchestrates strategy, sales, and marketing like no other.
Stefan W Herzberg is an open-minded, "yes and..." tech investor who has over 20 years of C-level experience with companies undergoing transformative change.
Gloria serves as Vice President of Strategic Alliances for Tavistock and Executive Director of the Lake Nona Institute.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Jarrod Barnes began his career as a college football coach at the Ohio State University and Clemson University in addition to working in professional sports with the Los Angeles Rams.
Christoph Sonnen is an entrepreneur and venture capital expert with a passion for early-stage startups, sports, and health.
Michael Redd is living proof that the drive, determination, and focus required to be a world-class athlete
can be translated into a successful career in business and investment.
Danusia is an Olympic gymnast and NCAA Balance Beam Champion, as well as a gymnastics coach and choreographer.
Tech geek with 10+y exp | Startup Wise Guys alumni, Co-founder of CASERS and Brocoders (Ukraine)
An entrepreneur in the sports and entertainment world and founder of 5Oceans Partnership, a commercial consultancy focussed on the sports arena.
Carlos Salum is the founder of Salum International Resources, Inc., a Leadership Performance Strategy consultancy in Charlotte, NC.
Shari Dingle Costantini is an entrepreneur, with 30 years of experience in strategic leadership, building teams, raising capital, and strategic acquisitions.
Giorgi Khubua is a SportsTech / FitTech entrepreneur since 2017.
Lloyd is the Founder & CEO of Sharp Alpha Advisors, a sports gaming advisory firm with a focus on companies
deploying cutting edge tech.
Toby Redshaw is responsible for Verizon’s Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions Business.
Siddharth comes with over a decade of proven experience in digital businesses and economy, growing platforms and marketing brands via innovative partnerships & programs.
Bryan McQuary works in Carrier’s Corporate Incubator using lean startup and design thinking methods to identify, validate, and develop disruptive solutions and business models for the global residential and/or commercial building marketplace.
Moritz Kreppel is a passionate entrepreneur and sports enthusiast with a professional background in consultancy and politic
David is the founder of Venue Edge, a company focused on helping partners to better engage with their fans through innovative content, activations, and new technology.
Fred Maxik is one of the world’s foremost experts in Solid State Lighting.
Javier Espinosa is Co-Director at Tavistock Investment Group, focusing on the group's retail strategy. He has been part of a variety of ventures and opportunities through Tavistock and independently.
Lauren is the co-founder of Performance on Purpose, LLC, and founder of Total Body Training, LLC, two performance coaching companies focused on advancing leadership and performance potential through keynotes, executive retreats, content design, and executive coaching.
Olivia is the Chief of Staff at Collaborative Fund, a venture firm that invests in companies pushing the world forward.
Sandy is an award-winning sports industry executive with extensive experience overseeing ball- and player-tracking technologies, data quality, and analytics, and broadcast interfaces.
Emily Ross is a rower, yogi, founder and business mentor.
Tobias Gantner is a restless resident of different worlds: A medical doctor by training, a health economist and jurist by education.
Chuck Welden holds a B.S. from the University of Alabama in Commerce and Business Administration, a J.D. from George Washington University School of Law, and LL.M in Taxation from New York University School of Law.
Rich joined Verizon Business in 2019 as Managing Director, Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions.
Brian Zwerner is an experienced investor, entrepreneur, and business advisor.
Max Hooper is the CEO of Merging Traffic. He is responsible for the company’s management and growth strategy, serving as the corporate liaison to the financial services industry and various capital formation groups.
Stefan Kimmel is a partner at KPMG Law and specializes in cross-border M&A transactions for strategic and financial investors.
Joe Boutin began his career as a creative strategist at powerhouses like ESPN, Disney, and The Golf Channel, before launching 321 The Agency in 2011.
Jason Sada is the CEO of the Sports Academy Venture Lab.
Elmar Schumacher is the Founder and CEO of aerobis fitness GmbH - a company specialized in mobile fitness equipment based in Cologne, Germany.
Dan has been building and bootstrapping companies in sports, tech, and media for his entire career.
Jackie Kennedy is a Startup Business Development Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS), supporting early-stage founders through technical guidance, fundraising advice, and mentorship.
Sinan advises companies like Meitu Inc. on how to growth hack to succeed with their consumer products in new markets.
Seth Berger is the Managing Director of the Sixers Innovation Lab.
David is an award winning Extreme Sports Athlete, Entrepreneur, and UI Designer.
Cari H. Coats is a business advisor, leadership strategist, executive coach, and speaker, leveraging her extensive executive and C-suite experience.
Rüdiger Ohl has been leading successful marketing and communications projects for almost two decades.
Mark established a longstanding career in healthcare after playing pro indoor soccer in the NPSL in the United States.
Hayley is a dynamic CEO, Director, and Entrepreneur with experience in creating and scaling businesses in developed and developing countries.
Jessica DaMassa has emerged as the ‘it girl’ of health tech interviewing.
Thomas Witt is the founding partner and CTO of Infopark AG – a Berlin B2B software pioneer and maker of the SaaS offerings like the Cloud CMS Scrivito.
Moaz is a mission-driven technologist and strategist, solving for the future of jobs, medicine, and accessible technologies, and the role of Robotics and AI.
... host workshops and/or offer open office hours in their specific area of expertise.
… are interested in engaging with selected startups throughout the program – and potentially beyond. This is the “deepest” level of mentoring.
… participate in one-off sessions with pre-matched startups.
… share their experience in a fireside chat format during the program.
… are neither Berlin-based nor -bound during the program, but available for virtual advice.